University of Iowa Wins Abu Garcia College Fishing Tournament on the Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, Wis. (Aug. 2, 2021) – The University of Iowa’s Pierce Knarr of Stillman Valley, Illinois, and Ryan Lowe of Grinnell, Iowa, weighed a three-bass limit totaling 12 pounds, 10 ounces to earn the win Friday at the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI at the Mississippi River. The victory earned the Hawkeye’s bass club $2,000 and qualified the duo to compete in the 2022 College Fishing National Championship.


1st University of Iowa Pierce Knarr, Stillman Valley, Ill.
Ryan Lowe, Grinnell, Iowa
3 12-10 $2,000
2nd University of Iowa Gannon Courtright, Fairfield, Iowa
Jake Usher, Ionia, Iowa
3 11-13 $1,000
3rd University of Wisconsin Connor Kolb, Madison, Wis.
Dylan Sprain, Sparta, Wis.
3 10-7 $500
4th Adrian College Griffin Fernandes, McCordsville, Ind.
Hayden Scott, Ann Arbor, Mich.
3 9-4 $500
5th Augustana College Danny Ford, Geneseo, Ill.
Benjamin Ford, Geneseo, Ill.
3 9-4 $500
6th St. Cloud State University Daniel Carlson, Milaca, Minn. 3 9-3
7th Missouri State University Hunter Thorsen, Springfield, Mo.
Austin Ware, Willard, Mo.
3 9-2
8th Winona State University Chase Pomeroy, Winona, Minn.
Cale Rinn, Winona, Minn.
3 9-2
9th Illinois Central College-East Peoria Campus Nicholas Howell, Peoria, Ill.
Logan Roller, Tremont, Ill.
3 9-1
10th Drury University Cole Breeden, Eldridge, Mo.
Cameron Smith, Nixa, Mo.
3 8-15

*Top 10 teams advance to the 2022 College Fishing National Championship

Complete results for the entire field can be found at


Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship TBD TBD TBD

The event was the second of three qualifying tournaments for Central Conference anglers and was hosted by the La Crosse County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI teams compete in regular-season qualifying tournaments in one of five conferences – Central, Northern, Southern, Southeastern and Western. The top ten teams from each division’s three regular-season tournaments and the top 20 teams from the annual Abu Garcia College Fishing Open advance to the following year’s Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI National Championship.

For complete details and updated information visit For regular updates, photos, tournament news and more, follow the Abu Garcia College Fishing presented by YETI on MLF’s social media outlets at FacebookTwitter Instagram and  YouTube.